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Westminster wins boys cross country district race, heads to Class 3 state meet again

Trying to keep the Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats out of the state cross country meet would be like trying to sneak sunrise past a rooster. Westminster has been to the Class 3 state meet every year as a team since 2014. The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats won the Class 3 District 3 meet at Linn. The Wildcats now head to the state meet to complete as a team. “Westminster boys cross country has had some very competitive teams the past few years,” coach Nile Heefner said. “We’re determined to keep that competitive tradition going. It would be a great accomplishment ...

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St. Joseph’s Woodman and Choate repeat as Class 2 state doubles champions in tennis

It was deja vu all over again for senior Lexie Woodman, sophomore Ellie Choate and senior Shannon Sims for the St. Joseph’s Academy Angels. The pair of Woodman and Choate again played another duo of Angels, Sims and newcomer sophomore Morgan McKinnis for the Class 2 state doubles championship at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. Here are all five of the St. Joseph’s Academy girls who medaled in state tennis individual competition. From left, Abby Gaines, Shannon Sims, Ellie Choate, Morgan McKinnis, and Lexie Woodman. Woodman and Choate defeated McKinnis and Sims for the doubles championship. Gaines finished third ...

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St. Joseph’s Academy wins 16th state team tennis championship

Chuck Berry had a hit song with “Sweet Little Sixteen” and the St. Joseph’s Angels just might adopt it as their new theme song. The Angels captured their first Class 2 girls team tennis state championship since 2012. St. Joseph’s blew away both opponents in the Final Four at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. The St. Joseph’s Academy girls tennis team won its 16th state championship. The Angels swept all their postseason matches by identical 5-0 scores. In the semifinals, St. Joseph’s defeated Parkway Central 5-0. Not to be outdone, the Angels repeated that showing with a 5-0 win ...

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Marquette boys win district cross country meet, Mustangs’ Burke is medalist

The Marquette boys cross country team heads into the sectional meet for the 11th consecutive season. The Mustangs won the recent Class 4 District 4 meet at Brookdale Farms in Eureka. Marquette finished first in the 12-team district with 69 points. The Marquette boys cross country team won the Class 4 District 4 meet. The Mustangs will compete next in the sectional race at Parkway Central and try to earn a berth to the state tournament in Columbia. (Photo by Chris Auckley) The next seven teams following the Mustangs in order were Parkway South (73), Lafayette (76),  Parkway Central (99), ...

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Eureka girls win cross country district meet, set for Class 4 sectional race and chance to earn state berth

The Eureka Wildcats are on the run and ready to race in the girls sectional meet with the goal being to return as a team to the state meet. The Wildcats won the Class 4 District 4 meet at Brookdale Farms in Eureka with 35 points.  Coming in second was Parkway West with 78 followed by Lafayette (79) and Marquette (122). A total of 11 teams competed in the meet. The Eureka girls cross country team will race Saturday in the Class 4 sectional at Parkway Central. The Wildcats won their first district title since 2014 when they won the ...

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Westminster Christian Academy boys cross country team heads into district meet after winning Metro League title

The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats boys cross country team heads into district competition fresh off winning the Metro League championship. Coach Nile Heefner’s Wildcats will compete at noon Saturday in the Class 3 District 4 meet. Teams competing in the district meet are Blair Oaks, Boonville, California, Capital City, Eldon, Fulton, MICDS, Osage, Priory, Southern Boone, Warrenton, Westminster Christian Academy and Wright City. The meet will be held at noon Saturday at Linn High School. The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats are the Metro League cross country champions. From left to right: Thomas Gorline, Luke Beachy, Colin Ring, Hunter Freiner and ...

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Parkway South’s Moore, Buckels ready to play in Class 2 state doubles tournament

The Parkway South tennis doubles team of senior Maggie Moore and freshman Khayli Buckels came together late in the season. Now, they are making their way to state. The pair begin play Friday in the Class 2 state doubles tournament at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. Parkway South senior Maggie Moore, left, and freshman Khayli Buckels will play in the Class 2 state girls doubles tournament. Moore came back to the team this fall after missing her junior year to be a foreign exchange student in Japan. Buckels is a freshman. Moore has been to state before. “Maggie is ...

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St. Joseph’s Academy looks to win Class 2 state team tennis title; Angels send singles, doubles players to state as well

The St. Joseph’s Academy Angels are knocking on the door for their first state team tennis championship since 2012. The Angels will be looking to knock down that door Thursday at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. The St. Joseph’s Academy girls tennis team plays Parkway Central at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Class 2 state Final Four. The winner advances to play for the state title at 1 p.m. St. Joseph’s (20-3) will face Parkway Central (11-7) in a Class 2 semifinal match at 9 a.m. The winner will face the survivor of the Springfield Central-St. Teresa’s Academy match ...

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Marquette marches into sectional after winning fifth consecutive district softball championship

The Marquette Mustangs have grown accustomed to reaching the Final Four in Class 4 softball. Two years ago, the Mustangs won the state championship. Last fall, Marquette finished fourth. In 2015, the program came in second. Marquette defeated Eureka to win the Class 4 District 3 crown. First Row Left to Right: Leah Ozersky, Alyssa Dienstbach, Brooke Branstetter, Mackenzie Gareau, Katie Weiss, Lauren Meyer, Lindsy Stelzer. Second Row Left to Right: Grace Houchin, Kinnedy Noyes, Sofia Dunn, Maddie Carney, Natalie Cox, Jessica Willsey, Kami Matthews, Lauren Argo, Noelle Politte. First-year coach Adam Starling wants no talk about the Final Four ...

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